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Special edition London G-Wiz boasts new paint job, more gadgets

The G-Wiz, an ever-present sight around London streets, has been given a special edition to commemorate its close affiliation with our magnificent capital.


The G-Wiz, an ever-present sight around London's streets, has been given a special edition to commemorate its close bond with our magnificent capital.

The London G-Wiz was commissioned by the electric car's retailer, GoinGreen, and features artwork designed by art and design collective ContainerPLUS. It has graphics depicting high-profile symbols of London including the London Eye, Big Ben and a double-decker bus. It also features an improved list of gadgets.

Inside, the London G-Wiz has a DAB radio, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a leather interior. It's also flaunting alloy wheels and a two-year warranty -- a year longer than you'd get with the standard car.

"London has taken the G-Wiz to heart and there are now well over 1,000 on the city's streets," said Rudi Schogger, managing director of GoinGreen. "GoinGreen is the pioneer of zero-emissions electric driving in London, launching the G-Wiz in 2004 and the vehicle is now recognisably associated with the capital and has raised London's profile as a leader in the adoption of electric vehicles."

The London G-Wiz is based on an ordinary G-Wiz i, which uses a lithium-ion battery pack. It has a top speed of up to 50mph, has a range of 48 miles and will cost £12,995. Orders for the car are being taken as you read this, with deliveries to start from April. You'd better be quick if you want one, though, because the London G-Wiz is limited to a production run of just 25.

To learn more about the car in its non-special-edition form, head on over to our videos channel where you'll find a full G-Wiz review.